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The Maiden on the Moor

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A tale inspired by a medieval ballad in which a rich brother and a poor brother find a beautiful maiden on the moor on a cold winter night.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published April 1st 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Miriam
Oct 03, 2013 Miriam rated it liked it

Two shepherd brothers find a woman sleeping in the snow. The "rich" (rich is this case meaning he has a nicer house and a family) brother thinks she is enchanted and refuses to touch her; the poor brother takes her home to sleep by his fire. She sleeps for seven days, and when she awakes she rewards the good brother with a wife and punishes the bad one by putting out his fire forever.

Summarized thus, this sounds like a pretty standard moral folk tale, but all the details read very oddly and ulti
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Marsha
In an older time when life was brutal and hard, ancient spirits, mystical creatures and the world of the fey loomed very close to mankind. A human poking into strange matters ran the equal risk of being cursed or blessed by otherworldly beings who might not have his best interests at heart. Therefore, it is not to be wondered at when one brother, happy with a warm home, wife and children, shies away from a strange maiden found on a frozen moor. It is the poor brother, lacking in heat and ...more
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I loved this story! It's a bit dark for a kid's story, but that's probably why I liked it. The pictures were alright.
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I thought this was a beautiful love story, and the illustrations were amazing!
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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City hig
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